US police have detained a man, who came to the protest with a rifle

Police in the U.S. city of Charlotte in North Carolina during protests related to the death of an African-American George Floyd, detained one of the demonstrators who brought with him a rifle with two magazines of ammunition, said local law enforcement agencies on Twitter.

"That was detained protester with the AR rifle and two magazines with 30 cartridges each," - said in a statement to the police.

According to local media, which began on Tuesday in Charlotte, a peaceful protest turned into riots after nightfall. Between police and protesters clashes, protesters began to pelt the police with water bottles, stones, fireworks. The police resorted to using tear gas to disperse the crowd.

The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.